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welcome to russia the olympic flame arrives in moscow as the first torch bearers begin the four month relay through russia before the sochi two thousand and fourteen winter games. celebrations for the fortieth anniversary of the egypt's last war with israel turned violent in cairo where fierce clashes between opponents and supporters of mohamed morsi was ousted regime leave scores killed and wounded. u.s. operation in libya seize a top terror leader seized a separate raid in somalia proves unsuccessful with special forces on able to capture a wanted al shabaab militant leader. and at least a dozen children are killed in
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a suicide attack in iraq that targeted an elementary school the most recent assault in a wave of violence that has hit the nation. broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is our team thomas glad to have you with us now a big day for russia the olympic flame arrived in moscow for the final countdown to the two thousand and fourteen sochi winter olympics. a massive convoy of bikers brought it safely to red square and a cheering crowd before president putin sent the torch on its way out he's going to be taken off watch the festivities by the kremlin walls. it's truly a historic event for the whole nation and possibly even for the history of the
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olympic games themselves the olympic flame was first delivered on board the special flight from greece to. scored by the knight wharves biker gang one of the most famous ones in the country many of these guys are athletes themselves and also known for their various charity projects they said it was a great honor for them to be able to take part in this offense then several thousand people were waiting for the flame to arrive the heart of the capital right square where was greeted by president putin and celebrities congratulating pretty much the whole nation when finally arriving to moscow and basically laying the foundation ahead of the start official start off the a longest olympic torch relay in the history of the games we're talking about one thousand nine hundred cities and villages across the whole country it's gland the flame will be taken on top of the biggest mountains like the war on the bottom of the biggest. it's also plans of
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that the olympic flame will be taken on board the international space station and even. into outer space but cosmonauts themselves so far have been hiding the secret hell technically that's going to be possible fourteen thousand people are going to be taking part in this really it's estimated that around one hundred thirty million russian citizens will be at a reachable a distance to the flame at one point or another to be able to see it with their own eyes or possibly even participate in the relay itself when it comes to the transportation then this flame is going to be transported via all the possible. media means of transportation not only airplanes and trains but dogs and reindeer camels even hot air balloons and spaceships so this is truly a historic event. what we've seen here in moscow but it's also really the start i
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guess the final stretch sort of before the actual start of the winter olympics which so many people have been waiting for. you go to for us there now are follow the olympic aflame all the way from greece on board the very jet that brought it here to russia he shared his impressions of the journey. which is going to take you back a week because this flame started its life in a limpia this time last week and the reason it's been increased for the last seven days is just to remind us about the history of these olympics the birthplace of the olympic games two and a half thousand years ago two and a half thousand years ago and in the limpia there are still the remains of the great temples that were there then and you can also still see the original running track that the europeans used back in seven hundred b.c. so essentially what happened was they used the rays of the sun as they did back then to light the flame that flame is used to light the first torchbearer he was in olympia and then this top twenty around greece the flame was handed over to the
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russian olympic committee it's a beautiful stadium it's called the palace and i call stadium in athens and that's where the first modern olympics were held at the end of the nineteenth century and the public were allowed to go in and watch and they did in the hundreds so it was well received there and then the question was what happens to the flame now how will we get it to russia well i found it so the question is how do you take the flame from sunny athens all the way to moscow while it's quite simple you put it in a small lantern and then you put it on a plate but that's not just any old play that's to be i pay play and i've got a ticket. we are now cruising at thirty thousand feet and turns into you see twenty five billion pick flame you might notice it has been used to light a couple of other lanterns and that's because one of them might go out god forbid so they've got those extra ones just in case now they are in good company because on board among other people is the president of the sort she organizing committee
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dimitri tuna she just over here dimitri you spent the last eight years of your life trying to bring this flame to russia you must be pretty excited yes very brode very much so because it's once our way of going to get you to do for the generations to show. you more than russia to the wall with a global audience. with this several billion so viewers you're in the opening ceremony which will be held on one hundred twenty four days in the very heart of my immediate city of sochi ok we've got a busy time ahead so i will let you get small rest we are g.'s to touch down in moscow in a bank too as time. and we have just landed in moscow it is in this story moment and if you look out of the door you will see the olympic flame for sochi twenty fourteen is a bank to receive a very warm welcome. now earlier our two spoke to a veteran organizer organizer of the big torch relay race who was
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a consultant for the sortie two thousand and fourteen games he told us about choosing torchbearers and the logistics for making it all a success for four years have been planning this and like i said over the last two years is thirty to forty people with the organizing committee and with the operational agencies in addition and presenting partners there's one hundred people who've been working on this over the last over the last year and when when we go in there all there will be be thousands every day involved it's a fantastic story behind the forty thousand torch bearers and you can see your problem they are on and it's really building the excitement for the game so basically the celebrations start now everybody will realize wow with your four months till the games and we are carrying this message all the games now you know all their selection processes were different category holders. number have been selected through campaigns with the percentage partners where they have gone out in
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public campaigns and people can only apply or be nominated based on their merits and they're good your local communities they apply in or some are nominated but there's there's more than a hundred thousand applications behind these really. deliberate torch is on it's a big journey to such. one hundred twenty three days. through two hundred cities of russia. relayed by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand killing. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. a lympics torch relay. m r t r t. at least fifty one people have been killed and scores injured in egypt after violent clashes erupted between rivals and supporters of the deposed president mohamed morsy over four hundred protesters have also been arrested according to the
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country's interior ministry riots broke out as thousands gathered in this streets of cairo to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of egypt's last war with israel are to spell true brings the latest from talking to square. very fierce street battles erupted this afternoon between security forces and supporters of the ousted muslim brotherhood leader mohamed morsi on the fortieth anniversary of the nine hundred seventy three arab israeli war this and we also had rival protests with supporters of the military gathering in tahrir square as you can see behind me at this time people even collecting signatures calling for army chief of the voters you see to be president however just a few kilometers away from where i'm standing here in the giza district and in other locations across the capital there were very bloody scenes and mohamed morsy supporters and the missing brotherhood had attempted to march on this very square that they wanted to hold on to military protests they say they went against necessarily the institution of the army that they were against their generals who
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they want to see changed as they say they are really leading the country to destruction and targeting the missing mother heads and those calling for mohamed morsi to be reinstated at the scene it was very chaotic the battles are spilling over into the science streets of what is essentially a residential middle class neighborhoods and security forces were joined by civilians who were throwing tear gas and also firing these protesters with birdshot but it's and i've had reports of mine i mean it's not that i can't confirm that we have heard the interior ministry of said at least two hundred and muslim brotherhood sympathizers or supporters of mohamed morsy have been arrested in mass roundups around the country as the death toll continues to rise however there are a number of people here as on to his square and also the presidential palace who were celebrating what is considered to be one of the greatest military victories in egyptian history and they told me today they are very angry with the mizzen brotherhood and their supporters for staging protests now over the brotherhood for their part saying they are being treated in
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a very heavy handed manner and these clashes show no sign of abating we expect them to go on through the night and possibly through the week as this egypt remains extremely divided. award winning middle east a journalist hugh miles says there is a way to break the cycle of violence. the government could reconcile with the muslim brotherhood it is possible that egypt could turn around in a short space of time probably not this current government because this is pretty just the only running the country at the moment but in a few months when elections take place that will be a new government and one would expect that they will be much fated to reconcile i mean that was beyond the democratically elected i'll be on the national pressure local pressure inside egypt and also international pressure to reconcile with the brotherhood and of course the brotherhood aides a force to be reckoned with in egypt it's going to be very difficult for them to
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run the country without without having the reconciliation with the brotherhood. the long anticipated disarmament process in syria has finally started. with a break we'll bring you the latest updates from the campaign to eliminate syria's chemical arsenal. plus another lens has taken legal action against russia for the release of thirty greenpeace activists these stories and more after a short break right here on our to. look at the videos we get from syria these days you know people chaplet chopping off. the intestines this is far worse than something that you played at hollywood movie lies the united states of america to stop supporting people who have ideologies crush humanity in the name of religion in the name of
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interest and political. wealthy british style stock. market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy with my no holds barred look at the global financial headlines kaiser reports. and welcome back you're watching our t.v. now the destruction of a syria's chemical weapons has begun with some of the arsenal having already been
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dismantled international inspectors in the country have said that warheads chemical mixing installations and rockets are all to be demolished however the process is expected to take months historian and middle east expert to wreak ali says there may still be provocations ahead. the opposition is very disturbed because they were banking and this applies to all sections of the opposition even those sections like the more religious extremist groups who loathe the united states who are hoping for an invasion which which they could then use to the country and then fight each other like it's happening in libya but that hasn't happened whether sections of the opposition are going to destruct the inspectors from taking off disarming doing whatever they're doing to the chemical weapons i don't know what
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totally surprised me of some section from within but tried to create a procreation and then blame it on the government because they were very upset when no war have. artie's middle east correspondent has arrived in damascus to investigate the destruction of syria's chemical weapons here's the report possibly or sent us as she crossed the border from lebanon. we've just driven through the lebanon syrian border and aside from a couple of bureaucratic delays the whole process was relatively smooth it took only about twenty minutes for our passport to be checked and stepped on the lebanese side and there in the departures who are they were around two hundred two hundred fifty people everybody staying in and in a queue everything or to be the lebanese army managing and controlling everything the situation is really stable here at the border post it took us around an hour and a half to drive from beirut to the border at this time in the morning it's around ten o'clock the traffic is mostly in the direction we are going which is from
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beirut to damascus and here there are a number of mostly civilian cars there a number of taxis that also some buses and inside those buses are mostly women and small children i managed to speak to some of the taxi drivers and they say that business is still good between beirut and damascus you still have a number of lebanese gangs that are working inside syria at the same time you have a number of businessmen while being based in beirut are still having to come through to damascus on a fairly regular basis i tried to speak to some of the passengers particularly the women that no one would speak on camera of course they're afraid of any kind of retribution that the situation is you can well imagine is still very sensitive here coarsely are on the lebanese syrian border. well we've got plenty of stories for you on line as well including at least eight people have died after
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a vehicle ran over spectators during a monster truck show in mexico on the motion page of our website we've got shocking footage for you. of a boston engineering company has released a video of a robot incapable of rising turning and running at a speed of twenty five kilometers per hour and to our to dot com for all of the details. u.s. secretary of state john kerry has declared that america will hold those responsible for conducting acts of terror accountable that's after american troops conducted two separate operations in libya and somalia aimed at capturing al qaeda and al shabaab leaders however activist ryan dawson says that washington is very selective when it comes to fighting terror the war on terrorism has really replaced the cold war to justify massive military spending and so when they're supporting a dictator like hadi in yemen who want to election because it's the only name on
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the ballot or they're supporting al qaida or getting mercenaries in syria or whether it's in these ideas in afghanistan or any of these terrorist groups or drug cartels and so on if they are supporting u.s. policy in the region then it's not terrorism it's not spoken of if they're opposing neocolonialism in u.s. edge money and they're terrorists it's not about how the actor who they kill us has no problem supporting terrorists all over the rest of the world so for them to be fighting terrorists in somalia sounds a little disingenuous when they're supporting. al-qaeda in syria as well as and many other terrorist groups all over the world. a suicide attack at a primary school in iraq has left at least twelve children dead as another string of blasts hit the war torn country police and shia pilgrims were targeted in two other attacks bringing sunday's death toll to over thirty people that's after dozens were killed in a wave of bombings just a day before jason ditz a news editor at antiwar dot com says that iraqi authorities are failing to curb
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the sectarian violence that is threatening to push the country into civil war there's really a question here it's fair to ask is whether or not iraq is already in a new sectarian civil war we're seeing in our midst calls all through the summer and i think the reality is the current government doesn't have. reasonable policy to respond to that there is just an enormous amount of sectarian tension above and beyond what we saw during the u.s. occupation. supposedly coalition government or rose from the last recollection has ended up being just asked or it's really the disastrous way that democracy has sort of failed in iraq is a lot of why we're seeing all of this fighting us it's definitely a problem for the whole region we're seeing a lot of spill over violence back and forth with syria especially sooner or later
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it is going to be something that's fine don't let the region why. the netherlands has started a legal action against russia this week and has filed a claim with the international maritime court to win the release of the thirty greenpeace activists arrested after trying to scale a russian arctic oil rig nearly three weeks ago the protesters were traveling on board the dutch registered arctic sunrise they face up to fifteen years in prison on charges of piracy and are currently in custody awaiting trial russia says it is well within its rights to defend its assets under international law saturday saw demonstrations calling for their release in dozens of countries former greenpeace leader patrick moore believes the activists should have found a better way to get their message across. you can't expect to have people allow you to continue to storm their oil rigs oil rigs are
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a very serious operation with really big safety issues and you start scaling the rig and then people have to come and try to get you off it puts them in danger and so i can certainly understand why they were apprehended and finally towed away from the site i do tend to agree with president putin that they are not pirates. that's pretty obvious i think their intentions were not to loot the rig or anything like that but they're still putting people in danger and it is a serious situation it's my understanding that this is the first oil platform that is done zines specifically to withstand ice the intention is to make it a safer way of extracting oil. let's now take a look at some other stories making headlines around the world for you this hour trying to has issued a top level red alert over the approaching typhoon and it has evacuated thousands of people from coastal zones waves more than twenty meters have been battering the
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coast of j. jiang province the typhoon is expected to bring torrential rains to five provinces over the next three days. in yemen an attack in the capital's district where foreign diplomatic missions are located has left a german embassy employee dead the victim is believed to be the bodyguard of the country's ambassador in a separate attack kidnappers seized a unicef employee at gunpoint from a vehicle in northern no group has claimed responsibility as of yet. internees of the ruling islamist party has begun talks with the secular opposition aimed at resolving the political deadlock in the country earlier the sides agreed on the creation of a cabinet of independents that would be in power until elections are held the nation which has been hit by political turmoil since the two thousand and eleven uprising has seen a fresh spike of tension after the assassination of a dominant opposition leader in july. and that's the news for this hour let's take
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a few moments to look back at a day of excitement here in moscow the sochi two thousand and fourteen winter olympics it's begun its epic tour excuse me four month tour of russia take a look. and deliver torch relay has been touring the capital after a colorful welcome ceremony several hours ago let's take another look at the highlights of the flames arrival.
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keep he. daily beast still going down fifth year.
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and coming up on r t worlds apart with host oksana boyko stay with us. i recently read headlines all over the russian internet screaming in full paranoia mode that china has just bought five percent of ukraine now they're writing that china will lease five percent of ukraine over ukrainian officials themselves claim
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the china won't be getting either and if this is a deal about some drip irrigation system the situation didn't explode onto the internet to the fantasies of bloggers the south china morning post reported that one company does have a crop in pig farming plant design utilized nine percent of ukraine's territory also last year the ban on foreigners buying land ukraine coincidently been lifted although i am the distressed will proceed type getting a rich foreign country to pay to develop your nation's agriculture might not be too bad of a deal it would definitely take a lot of money to restore ukraine's farming to its former glory they see that ukraine used to be the bread basket of europe i think that status back could really help the country but selling off or even just leasing nine percent of the nation's territory is absolutely unacceptable doing a large project with the chinese that is mutually beneficial is one thing but selling or leasing off your country is another and by another i mean treason but that's just my opinion.
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we know how to do banking it should be like infrastructure to support the economy it shouldn't be for the benefit of it leads to think they're above the law as we currently have. hello and welcome to worlds apart ten a half years ago egypt and much of the arab world where going through dramatic changes that even the most creative screenwriter couldn't imagine hopes were high the futurists in friday and the happy ending simply didn't reach what happened to those trains well to discuss that i'm now joined by a prominent egyptian actor and activist. mr rick if i really appreciate your being
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on the show thank you very much thank you thank you very much for inviting me now i remember that back in two thousand and eleven you spent days on tougher square alongside other protesters calling for president hosni mubarak to step down and eventually thanks to your efforts and the efforts of thousands of other dedicated patronymic activists he eventually deve and in one of the interviews you gave back then you said that that made you feel very proud of the egyptian people i wonder if you still hold onto that pride are you proud of what is happening in your country now yes i'm definitely proud we went down two thousand and eleven to. two number of. things that were happening in our country and when they happened again we just took to the streets again very quickly and very effectively took us three days instead of eighteen days and the second time so i'm still us bro
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but i remember that one of the main slogans the you could hear on tucker square background was brad freedom and human dignity and if you take those as as a yardstick of. success or progress the picture is not really here brive because your economy is much worse than it used to be more people have been arrested or killed since the ouster of mubarak than prior to that and when it comes to human rights and human dignity the progress is very limited to say the least so isn't egypt pretty much back to where it was before the arab spring only much worse i think what's happening now in egypt is a retaliation to to the actions that were taken by people in power and their supporters to humiliate human dignity and basically want to break it we've seen.

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